INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Strong metal-to-ligand pi-backbonding weakens the N-N bond in 2-pyridinealdazine coordinated to tetraammine-ruthenium(II)
FAGALDE, FLORENCIA; ALBORÉS, PABLO; CATTANEO, MAURICIO; KATZ, NÉSTOR E.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2017 vol. 80 p. 69 - 69
A new mononuclear Ru(II) complex of formula [Ru(NH3)4(2-PCA)](PF6)2 , (1) , with 2-PCA = 2-pyridinealdazine, has been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The complete structure of (1) was determined by X-ray diffraction. A strong-backbonding effect d(Ru)- *(2-PCA) is disclosed in (1) by the high value of the RuIII/RuII redox potential and the short Ru-N(imine) bond length, which leads to a weakened N-N bond in coordinated 2-PCA compared to that of the free ligand and thus to an enhanced reactivity in acidic media. In effect, the product of the reaction of excess Ru with 2-PCA is not the dinuclear species bridged by 2-PCA, but the already known 2-iminopyridine complex of tetraammineruthenium(II). DFT and TD-DFT calculations of (1) were consistent with experimental results and allowed the complete assignment of its UV-Visible bands.